In Orange County, many people are left wondering who to call to deal with the hazards remaining after a traumatic accident or a death outside of any hospital.
Our trauma cleanup teams are ready 24 hours a day every day of the year to handle cleaning, decontamination, disinfection, repairs, and odor removal. In most situations, our services are covered by homeowners and business insurance. Here is some additional information that we hope will answer more of your questions.
If you’re facing the difficult situation of an accident cleanup, crime scene cleanup, or other trauma scene cleanup it’s important to call in a professional team. It’s unfortunate, but after law enforcement and emergency responders leave it’s up to families or businesses to clean the scene. Despite being graphic and emotionally traumatic for family or co-workers. And most importantly there are very serious health hazards that few people are equipped to deal with.
Many incidents present a very high likelihood of exposure to bacteria, viruses, and other disease organisms. And those dangers grow over time. Bio-remediation is a difficult task, both emotionally and technically. Situations calling for professional trauma scene or biohazard cleanup include
- animal remains
- animal wastes
- blood cleanup
- home, commercial, and industrial accidents
- sewage backups
- unattended deaths
- water damage
Special training and equipment are necessary to prevent the release, transfer, and spread of pathogens. And specialized antimicrobials are necessary to assure complete disinfection. Only fully trained technicians are aware of and understand the many technical details of decontamination. Cleaning behind baseboards is just one example. Treatments are regulated, and those regulations include the use of licensed medical waste transportation.
Cleaning and Restoration
Trauma scene and accident cleanup also require special cleaning and repair expertise. We don’t miss a single detail. Our team addresses walls, ceilings, and flooring (including carpet, wood, laminate, vinyl, and tile) in every minute detail. Plus upholstery, air ducts, HVAC equipment, drapes, and blinds. We’re also experienced in cleaning and repairing cabinets and countertops, and have special equipment for dry cleaning and ultrasonic cleaning small items. Plus additional equipment for thorough and permanent odor removal by safely breaking apart odor-causing molecules.
Crime scene cleanup poses special challenges such as fire-extinguisher residue as well as tear gas or pepper spray which permeates porous materials. Did you know that fingerprint dust is highly toxic? Our experts are well-prepared and know exactly what to look out for.
Our Professional Services
When tragedy strikes you need the support of family, friends, and co-workers. Let Service First take care of everything else.
We’re here to help, and we’re ready 24 hours a day with all the right training and equipment. We know you’re going through a difficult time so our technicians are discrete, respectful, compassionate, quick, and thorough. Their experience and training mean that you’ll return to an area that’s fully restored to a clean and sanitary environment with no painful reminders.
In addition to insurance covering accident and trauma scene cleanup, the California Victim Compensation Board can help victims as well as their families whenever certain types of crime were involved. That specifically includes paying for crime scene cleanup that’s not covered by insurance. Their web page is https://victims.ca.gov/victims/eligibility.aspx.
The Orange County Probation Department, http://www.ocgov.com/gov/probation/victim, may also be of assistance.